My word, isn\’t this just amazing?

The official Argentine statistics are sharply different from those private sector economists issue.

For instance, last month the government said that inflation in 2012 was 10.8pc, while a group of private economists who collate their data put the rate at 25.6pc.

Buenos Aires benefits from understating the data, because a large part of its sovereign debt is indexed to inflation.

Just astonishing that crappy official statistics benefit the government so much. For of course, everyone agrees, it\’s not actually deliberate: it\’s a side effect of the Bastard Brits occupying Las Malvinas or something.

5 comments on “My word, isn\’t this just amazing?

  1. @Geoff

    “Where have all the South American Indians gone?”

    I work with a Mozambican engineer who says “There were two types of imperialism/colonialism Spanish where they kill everyone and Portuguese where they bonk everyone ”

    I added there’s also British where they teach a ridiculously confusing and long winded game.

  2. “I work with a Mozambican engineer who says “There were two types of imperialism/colonialism Spanish where they kill everyone and Portuguese where they bonk everyone ”
    Not quite true in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia (to a lesser extent), and many other ex-Spanish colonies.
    There are lot of indians/ mixed race left in those countries.
    Possibly true in Argentina though.

  3. Dave,

    “Possibly true in Argentina though.”

    It is particularly true in Tierra del Fuego, the bit nearest to the Falklands. I met one of the two people, brothers, believed to be the only descendants of the original inhabitants (through their grandmother, the last indigenous survivor.

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